Wonderful and varied Itinerary

Norwegian Jade Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jade

21 Night Eastern & Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 12, 2014

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11522

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Love the varied Itinerary.  This was our first trip to Greece and Turkey.  My husband was skeptical of Turkey but ended up loving it.  We loved, loved Ephesus and were so impressed with Kusadashi as a port.  The overnight in Istanbul allows for a more relaxed experience.  Previously we took a Mediterranean cruise that visited 5 ports in 7 days.  Very exhausting and up early everyday for the excursions as most of the ports were an hour from the places you wanted to be.  This was much more relaxing as the ports were convenient to shopping and the sights.  Entertainment on NCL ships have proven to be very good and the food is also noteworthy.  We dine in the regular dining rooms, not the upcharge dining.  All the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.     Truly a wonderful vacation.


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Used the main dining rooms only. No upcharge dining.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Varied and high quality.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and fun

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Starting to show it's age but very clean. Size makes disembarkation much easier than the bigger ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Still tight but love the balcony.

Ship tip

Always sign up for the officer dinner!!!

Ports of call

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Ship excursion to Olympia and Magna Grecia. Lunch was wonderful at Magna Grecia.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
We booked our own private excursion and even got to see the changing of the guard. Interesting uniforms and steps.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5
Don't miss Ephesus!!!
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